Kelowna is the largest city in the Okanagan Valley and located a short and scenic 4 hour drive from Vancouver and a 1.4 hour drive from the USA/Canada border.
Rural and urban; nature and culture; playtime and downtime: Kelowna isn’t just one destination. It’s a whole bunch of them, located in one uniquely beautiful place.
Panoramic natural beauty surrounds the lakeside city of Kelowna. As the largest metropolitan cluster located in the valley, you’ll find vineyards, orchards, and beaches surrounding a lively city with a soulful urban vibe that offers a variety of arts, entertainment, and festivals as well as a mix of interesting shops ranging from boutique-indie to national faves.
Just 10 minutes from the bustling downtown heart of the city, you can be hiking to a tri-pod worthy vista, challenging yourself on single-track mountain biking trails, standing in an orchard picking fruit right off the trees, enjoying a wine tour and then sipping wine on a stunning vineyard patio while enjoying live music, or teeing off on one of 18 local golf courses. Is chilling on the beach is more your style? If so, then Kelowna’s got you covered with more than 30 in the area; even Main Street ends at a beach!
Foodies love Kelowna! This sun-drenched city is dotted with wineries, summertime markets, and fruit stands. Its farmland is so abundant that you’ll find local ingredients celebrated by chefs throughout the city in epic farm-to-table fashion.
Kelowna’s vibrant LGBTQ+ community is active and visible, and the Kelowna Pride Festival taking place June 15 – 22, 2019 and will bigger and better than ever. A full lineup of events, including a Trans March and Social, Next Drag Superstar competition, Pride March, Festival in the Park, and Wrap Up Party make this a great time to visit Kelowna, in the stunning Okanagan Valley.